Gotha Rural District

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Landkreis Gotha
District
Coordinates: 50°56′56″N 10°43′06″E / 50.9489°N 10.7183°E / 50.9489; 10.7183Coordinates: 50°56′56″N 10°43′06″E / 50.9489°N 10.7183°E / 50.9489; 10.7183
Country  Germany
State Thuringia
Capital Gotha
Area
 • Total 936 km2 (361 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 146,632
 • Density 156.66/km2 (405.74/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GTH

Gotha is a Kreis (rural district) in the middle of Thuringia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The district was made on October 1, 1922, when the newly created state of Thuringia was divided into 15 rural districts (German: Landkreise) and 9 district free cities (German: Stadtkreise).

Partnerships[change | change source]

Since 1990 the district has had a partnership with Main-Kinzig Rural District in Hesse, Germany.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the castle of Friedenstein in the top, the biggest baroque building in the city of Gotha. The wavy line below symbolizes the Leina canal, which was built between 1366 and 1369 from Schönau to Gotha, to bring water into the city. The star in bottom was the symbol of the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

The coat of arms was granted June 28, 1991.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft-free towns and municipalities
  1. Friedrichroda
  2. Gotha
  3. Ohrdruf
  4. Tambach-Dietharz
  5. Waltershausen
  1. Emsetal
  2. Crawinkel
  3. Gräfenhain
  4. Günthersleben-Wechmar
  5. Leinatal
  6. Luisenthal
  7. Schwabhausen
  8. Tabarz
  9. Wölfis
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften

1. Apfelstädtaue

  1. Emleben
  2. Georgenthal1
  3. Herrenhof
  4. Hohenkirchen
  5. Petriroda

2. Drei Gleichen

  1. Grabsleben
  2. Mühlberg1
  3. Seebergen
  4. Wandersleben

3. Fahner Höhe

  1. Dachwig
  2. Döllstädt
  3. Gierstädt
  4. Großfahner
  5. Tonna1

4. Hörsel

  1. Aspach
  2. Ebenheim
  3. Fröttstädt
  4. Hörselgau1
  5. Laucha
  6. Mechterstädt
  7. Metebach
  8. Teutleben
  9. Trügleben
  10. Weingarten

5. Mittleres Nessetal

  1. Ballstädt
  2. Brüheim
  3. Bufleben
  4. Friedrichswerth
  5. Goldbach1
  6. Haina
  7. Hochheim
  8. Remstädt
  9. Sonneborn
  10. Wangenheim
  11. Warza
  12. Westhausen

6. Nesse-Apfelstädt-Gemeinden

  1. Apfelstädt
  2. Gamstädt
  3. Ingersleben
  4. Neudietendorf1

7. Nesseaue

  1. Bienstädt
  2. Eschenbergen
  3. Friemar1
  4. Molschleben
  5. Nottleben
  6. Pferdingsleben
  7. Tröchtelborn
  8. Tüttleben
  9. Zimmernsupra
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft;2town

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